News and views on weather in Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Another cold blast on the way, but warming trend for the weekend into next week..
An Arctic ridge of high pressure over Saskatchewan will build southward into the Dakotas Thursday ushering in colder air over southern MB for today through Friday. Increasing northerly winds today will bring down colder air from the north with daytime highs back in the low minus 20s over southern MB Thursday and Friday and lows near minus 30C. The good news is that the cold outbreak should not last long with a significant warming trend expected to develop on the weekend. Saturday will see gusty southerly winds start to flush out the Arctic air, with temperatures forecast to rise into the minus single digits by Sunday. Well above normal temperatures are expected through next week as a mild Pacific flow becomes established across the Prairies. In fact, long range models are indicating the potential of a January thaw developing by mid week with temperatures at or above freezing over portions of southern MB. Let the melting begin!